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Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Cotton&Alligators, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Cotton&Alligators

    Cotton&Alligators Member

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    Like many others we are playing the waiting game but I wanted other posters input. Son has 750 CR 740 Writing 550 Math. I have been hoping for West Point Prep to raise the Math. Realistic ?
     
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    We are wondering the same thing. DD scored 33 and 32 in the CR and English on the ACT but a 26 in Math. She has a 4.0 so far this year in school and has earned two A's in Calc so far. Otherwise she is (we think) a pretty competitive candidate in all other areas.

    Looking at the class profiles of previous years, the Academy DOES admit candidates with similar (and lower) scores, but we also hear of candidates with far better scores getting the QNS letter.

    Who knows? If they feel that a particular candidate will compliment the Corps and meets whatever diversity targets, they will get an appointment...beyond that we are just trying to see into a cloudy crystal ball. :confused:
     
  3. My3Sons2017

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    The one thing you have to remember here is the applicant must be deemed academically disqualified to get an offer to USMA Prep. It appears your DS is qualified. The waiting is so hard. Wish you both the best of luck!
     
  4. Cotton&Alligators

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    We have a spot reserved at NW Prep and acceptence to Texas A&M so there are options but wish we knew but it will happen soon enough. My son is calm as can be but I'm nervous. All are good options.
     
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    USMAPS

    I have seen people with very high GPAs and Class Rank get into USMAPS because of low standardized scores. I've also seen Prepsters who become star men/women that should have never gone to USMAPS. In my view, USMA makes the determination and can use any criteria to figure out who gets in. The rules are especially loose when they have one to many tackles recruited, for a certain year, but will be short the next.

    "The school exists today as an "avenue of opportunity" to a carefully selected group of Soldiers and civilians by providing them the academic, leadership and physical skills that will prepare them for success as cadets at the United States Military Academy."
     
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    Alot of this depends on how competitive your congressional / senatorial slate is. One of my classmates from Wyoming was a super nice guy, but I can guarantee not nearly as academically qualified as candidates that were turned down in VA, TX, etc....
     
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    Your son may have a chance, my Regional Commander sent me this a few days ago: "In order for a candidate to be considered for prep school, he or she can only be a academic risk in one area, meaning a section score below 560"

    Im not sure as his other scores are pretty high so you might just have to wait and see.
     
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    NWPrep is phenomenal. I finished my semester this year and honestly I would not have changed that for anything! I was number one on the wait list for USMA and came up here the day before R-Day and they told me I didn't get the appointment. I was happy because I heard about the success of NWPrep and I was not discouraged. The academic program teaches you how to study and how to memorize for the knowledge tests. There's no military training, because they know that being at an SA one will receive all the necessary military training. Their focus is on the academics and physical aspects. The most exhausting experience, but living at West Point I can see how what the Durbecks do at NWP is reflected at a military academy. I am more prepared because of it. Congratulations and wish you the best in your endeavors and who knows? Maybe I'll see you soon!

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    Ensure you have DD or DS speak to their RC to let them know they are interested in a prep school option.
     
  10. Cotton&Alligators

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    Don't know if this is a good sign or bad one but WP wants a body fat worksheet. He is a offensive lineman on football team. Dont know how this play out.
     
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    DS had to do a body fat for USAFA. Also an offensive lineman but now a wrestler and he's down 22lbs. since football. As long as his body fat is within parameters you are good. DS is now down to about 15% and plans to lose another 12 lbs. before June to be closer to the approved weight...although as a big kid...it's not easy. He's down 22 lbs and his neck is still 18"!!

    good luck!!
     
  12. My3Sons2017

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    Cotton&Alligators, I would think that is a very good sign. At least you know he's still in the game and being considered! Best of luck to your DS!
     
  13. 1984USNA

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    On the body fat worksheet, they are just going through the qualifying process. As many football players are, your son is probably in the height weight window where they need additional information to qualify him. Get the sheet filled out and send it back in.
     
  14. Cotton&Alligators

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    I'm very worried about the body fat worksheet. We meet the Army recruiter in the morning and I wish he had run more after the season ended.
     
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    Fatty, Fatty, two by four......

    Beast, AFPT, IDOC, and other physical testing with the Army are designed for Gazelles. Football and wrestlers are notorious for struggling through these tests. And you will continually be tested throughout your Army career. Army football line is small compared to other Div 1 schools.

    Even if your body fat percent is low, your body mass may still hinder you if your too muscular.


    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  16. Cotton&Alligators

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    Everything went well today with tape test. Hope for the best.
     

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